Sunday, October 24, 2004

Fetal Mistake

There's an old saying that Republicans will care for you right up until the moment you're born. In typical fashion, the law of unintended consequences is once again slapping around the faith-based Bush administration by taking all their sanctimonious piety about abortion and countering it with cold, hard, inconvenient facts. That's right, folks, the quantity of abortions has gone UP under the Bush Administration, reversing a decade-long trend, which, I hasten to point out, was largely under the aegis of the Godless Clinton administration. An excerpt:
What does this tell us? Economic policy and abortion are not separate issues; they form one moral imperative. Rhetoric is hollow, mere tinkling brass, without health care, health insurance, jobs, child care, and a living wage. Pro-life in deed, not merely in word, means we need policies that provide jobs and health insurance and support for prospective mothers.

Glen Stassen is the Lewis B. Smedes Professor of Christian Ethics at Fuller Theological Seminary, and the co-author of Kingdom Ethics: Following Jesus in Contemporary Context, Christianity Today's Book of the Year in theology or ethics.
Can these neoconservative morons get anything right? They prattle on about security, and family values, and the importance of pro-life beliefs, and every day, the world gets more dangerous, more working families fall into poverty, and they can't even take advantage of a trend they purportedly would like to see continue without helping to reverse it.

Can they touch anything without turning it to lead?

Thanks to The Angler for the link.


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